Is it my responsibility to scale the truck and axle out?

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  1. jumbo11

    jumbo11 Bobtail Member

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    8 axle tanker, 4 lift axles 4 regulators. long history of not getting it to axle scale. my question... is it my responsibility to get it to scale..? tractor and tanker are not mine i am a hourly employee. this is how i think it should go... If the company wants me to haul 50 ton all day every day then put 50 ton in it get the axles to scale and then and only then give it to me, and as a driver i maintain settings for that weight. or better yet set it up for 51 ton as a buffer and pull 50 without issue.
     
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  3. lester

    lester Road Train Member

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    You are the operator and driver. You figure it out. Sure they could give you some guidance but it's not that hard
     
  4. Atlaw4u

    Atlaw4u Heavy Load Member

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    Yes, you are responsible for making sure your load is legal. That's why you are a professional and paid accordingly.
     
  5. jumbo11

    jumbo11 Bobtail Member

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    so guidance would be.. Before this tractor/tanker is put on the road, it gets loaded,scaled, all regulated axles are checked for correct pressure and then checked for proper weight on axles for whatever tonnage is to be loaded.
     
  6. jumbo11

    jumbo11 Bobtail Member

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    where can i take the truck/tanker to weigh my axles individually..? the only one i have found has state troopers working there.
     
  7. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Cat Scales at many truck stops.
     
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  8. jumbo11

    jumbo11 Bobtail Member

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    Scales to isolate 1 or 2 axles at a time..? I have looked for this and asked other drivers and have never been told this was a reality. full scale for gross weight , YES scales for individual axle weight NO. Please proove me wrong..!
     
  9. lester

    lester Road Train Member

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    A cat scale has 3 different platforms so you pull on the scale and it will tell you steer axle weight, drive axle weight and trailer axles weights separately. You can also weight multi axle setups by moving forward or back to put different axles on the different platforms.
    You can also do this on a normal scale as well. Pull steer axle on and write down weight, pull next axle on and write down weight. Keep doing this until you've weighed the while thing, then with some simple math you can figure out axle weights.
     
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  10. Dennixx

    Dennixx Road Train Member

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    We don't have sliding 5th or trlr axle adjustment.
    We load on a rear axle scale to 34 each trip.
    We are only responsible to be at 80 or under when we leave and axle weight is not our responsibility.
    Ultimately it is the operator's problem.
     
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2021
  11. Dennixx

    Dennixx Road Train Member

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    There would be some math involved..lol
     
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